Daniel A. Potter

    Daniel A. Potter, Professor of Entomology, University of Kentucky, is an international authority on the ecology and management of insects impacting turf and woody landscape plants.  He received his B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1974, and his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1978. He and his students have published nearly 200 refereed scientific papers, some 25 invited book chapters, three Annual Reviews, and many dozens of trade journal articles.  Potter’s 1998 textbook "Destructive Turfgrass Insects: Biology, Diagnosis, and Control" is a widely used. Dr. Potter has been Keynote Speaker at Scientific and Green Industry conferences throughout the world.

Dr. Potter teaches ENT 320 (Horticultural Entomology), an annual 3-credit undergraduate course with lab, and ENT/BIO 625 (Insect-Plant Relationships), a bi-annual 3-credit graduate level course. He also has taught ENT 110 (Insect Biology for non-majors), as well as various graduate seminars. He has served as Major Professor for 40 graduate students and on the Advisory Committee for about 70 others.

Dr. Potter is a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), and received three of their National Distinguished Achievement Awards, for Teaching, Horticultural Entomology, and Urban Entomology.  He was named a University of Kentucky Distinguished Research Professor, and has received College of Agriculture awards for Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Service to Graduate Students.  His Industry recognitions include the 2010 United States Golf Association Green Section Award, and the National Lawn and Landscape Leadership Award.


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